Penn Bioethics Seminar Series: Julia Lynch, PhD
12:00pm - 1:00pm • via Zoom
The Unequal Pandemic: Moving Forward?
Julia Lynch, PhD
Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Via Zoom. Register in advance:
Abstract: This talk will present an overview of Professor Julia Lynch's recent co-authored book The Unequal Pandemic: Covid-19 and Health Inequalities. This book is available for open access download from Bristol University/Policy Press, and was listed as one of The New Statesman's Top 10 books on the pandemic in 2021. Drawing on international data and accounts, it argues that the pandemic is unequal in three ways: it has killed unequally, been experienced unequally and will impoverish unequally. These inequalities are a political choice: with governments effectively choosing who lives and who dies, we need to learn from COVID-19 quickly to prevent growing inequality and to reduce health inequalities in the future. Lynch's talk will conclude with considerations about we can do as bioethicists and health policy scholars to move beyond documenting these inequalities.
For more information, contact Mary Pham, Mary.Pham@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.